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Spring Cleaning

Janet Walkow

…make it a personal experience Most of us think of spring as time to tell winter goodbye, welcome the warmer weather and get ready for the summer months. At the first sign of spring I embrace – and anxiously await – the change from the black & white & grey of winter for the Technicolor months ahead. Hibernation is over. … Continue reading

(Re)Model Behavior

Janet Walkow

In an earlier post, Tolerating Bad Behavior, LWP Chris describes how men in powerful positions have the ability to control and manipulate women and get away with it. The lingering question is: how can women address this sort of behavior and maintain/regain control of themselves and their environment? Time to Model Good Behavior I’ve been enjoying this year’s selection of … Continue reading

BYOV

Janet Walkow

       Be Your Own Valentine -2012 Edition Growing up, Valentines Day was barely a blip on my family’s radar. It amounted to a quick peck on the check and a hug. Sometimes my dad would surprise us and buy almond bark from Kegg’s Candy, dark chocolate, of course. We knew that this was really for Mom, but my brother and … Continue reading

Just a Bad Hair Day?

Janet Walkow

One morning last week, I looked out the window only to see that the city was fogged in. I was viewing from the 19th floor and could barely see the ground. The buildings and trees were hidden by the haze. I threw on my jacket to take my dog for a walk. When the Fog Rolled In When we returned … Continue reading

Friend or Frenemy?

Janet Walkow

A friend, who I will call Jodie, recently shared a personal story about relationships, resolutions and responsibility to ones’ self that is revealing and instructive. Tolerating Bad Behavior A few years ago, Jodie made a different kind of New Year’s resolution.  Instead of trying to give up sweets – her perennial goal – she decided to take aim at honoring … Continue reading

Make 2012 Your Year

Janet Walkow

It’s early in the new year and it’s already started – continuous ads and gimmicks for getting back in shape, losing weight, quitting a bad habit, becoming more organized, overcoming financial challenges & debt and appreciating friends and family. Don’t get me wrong. These are all laudable and customary areas to enhance, but will they provide a way for you … Continue reading

What Do You Want?

Janet Walkow

Last week, LWP Christine and I found ourselves at a most unusual venue – the Holiday Ballroom Dance Classic in Las Vegas. How did we end up there? Sophia, the Dancer During our recent trip to Bosnia we met “Sophia”, who was one of the women in our group. We immediately hit it off and during the group introductions, each … Continue reading

When Did You Know?

Janet Walkow

I was having lunch with a colleague, communications expert and good friend of many years, Jill, sipping seltzer water and savoring my Mexican food when she popped the question, “When did you know that you were a leader?” I sat silent, trying to go through my memory register to recall the moment I realized that I was a leader. I’m … Continue reading

THANKS: Giving & Giving Back

Janet Walkow

Forward LWP is forwarding a powerful message from a true leading woman, Francine LeFrak. Francine is a successful Broadway, television and movie producer. Her most recent production, Same Sky, is helping to empower women throughout the world by providing employment to HIF-positive women in Rwanda and Zambia. The message from Francine is one of giving thanks, and the moving experience … Continue reading

Turning Back the Clock

Janet Walkow

Last Sunday, Daylight Savings Time came to an end and there were numerous reminders to turn our clocks back one hour. This moved me to think about regrets and if we were able to go back in time, would we do things differently? Looking Back, Looking Forward Regret is common, but the extent to which we let it dominate our … Continue reading